Stern/Taylor Class News!

4th Grade~~River Place Elementary~~November 18, 2013

Students of the week will present their All About Me poster, that they made at school, to the class on Monday and on Friday may bring in a favorite item to share, read from a favorite book, or display a talent to the class.

Taylor's News!

This week in Math and Science/Social Studies:



Math– This week we will measure perimeter and area. We hope to get out to the Titan garden this week and practice these skills in a fun, hands on way! PACE math students will be connecting perimeter and area models to formulas.


Science – Our investigations this week will help students understand the ability of materials to sink or float. We will also be investigating temperature.


Social Studies - We will research a specific Texas Indian Tribe and share our results with the class.


Stern's News!

This week in Language Arts:


READING: We will continue to read and discuss informational/expository non-fiction text. This week we will continue to focus on stating main idea based on important supporting details. We will also review fact and opinion.


WRITING: This week we will continue look at examples of good expository writing. We will share our expository writing from last week and write a new one explaining what a GREAT Thanksgiving means to me.


SPELLING: This week's spelling words come from Unit 12. Our spelling skill concept this week focuses on the 6 rules for making a noun plural. We will also cover comparative and superlative suffixes er and est since we didn't get to them last week. Spelling words for the week will be recorded by students in the far right column of the week's agenda. Pace Language Arts students will have an extra 8 words per week. Any students wishing to include the pace words into their spelling test may do so.


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Click below for our Language Arts homework site!

All homework can be accessed online through our class websites (see homework links above). We will have 2 pages for Math and 2 pages for Language Arts each week. If you are unable to print the pages, students are encouraged to put answers on regular notebook paper and bring in the answers on Friday. If you won't have access to a computer during the week, please let your homeroom teacher know early in the week. ;)


This Week's Spelling Words are from Unit 12!

If your child would like to practice their spelling words in a fun way, have them go to the Spelling Practice Link below:

http://school.elps.k12.mi.us/donley/classrooms/berry/sitton_spelling_activities/4thgrade_spelling/core_word_units.htm




Important Information!!!

Class Blogs!

Students can access their homeroom's class blog from home. The blog gives them an opportunity to practice writing and communication skills in an ever expanding digital world. We have discussed the importance of students using their best "netiquette"! Manners online are just as important as in person. "Treat others how you want to be treated!"


Mrs. Stern's Homeroom:

http://kidblog.org/SternsStarsBlockB/

password: Birthdate: yyyymmdd


Mrs. Taylor's Homeroom:

http://kidblog.org/SternsStarsBlockA/

password: Student ID#



Joanne Stern

room: 2208

phone: 512-570-6900

email: joanne.stern@leanderisd.org

website: http://classroom.leanderisd.org/default.aspx?Joanne%20Stern/Home

twitter: @sternsstars2013



Nicole Taylor


room: 2210

phone: 512-570-6900


email: nicole.taylor@leanderisd.org

website: http://classroom.leanderisd.org/default.aspx?Nicole%20Taylor

twitter: @taylorsclass